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Best Practices Blueprint for Growing and Large Scale Continuous Testing at the Speed of DevOps Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here The speed of software changes in growing and large scale rapid-paced DevOps environments presents a challenge for continuous testing. Many organizations struggle to get this right. Practices that work for small scale continuous testing may not be sufficient as the requirements grow. In his session at DevOps Summit, Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect of DevOps continuous test solutions at Spirent Communications, explained the best practices of continuous testing at high scale, which is relevant to small scale DevOps, and if there is an expectation of growth as the number of build targets, test topologies and delivery topologies that need to be orchestrated rapidly grow. He outlined best practices for: Pre-flight pre-requisites for large sc... (more)

Announcing @Sematext to Exhibit at @DevOpsSummit New York [#DevOps]

SYS-CON Events announced today Sematext Group, Inc., a Brooklyn, New York ­based Performance Monitoring and Log Management solution provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Sematext is a globally distributed organization that builds innovative Cloud and On Premises solutions for performance monitoring, alerting and anomaly detection (SPM), log management and analytics (Logsene), search analytics (SSA), and search enhancement. They also provide exceptional Search and Big Data consulting services and offer 24/7 production support for Solr and Elasticsearch to clients worldwide. For more information, please visit http://sematext.com. SYS-CON Media announced today that Sematext launched a popular blog feed on DevOps Journal with over 6,000 story reads over the we... (more)

DevOps Foundation Certification Track at @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps #Microservices]

SYS-CON Events announced today the DevOps Foundation Certification Track, being held June 9-11, 2015, in conjunction with DevOps Summit and 16th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. This sixteen (16) hour course provides an introduction to DevOps - the cultural and professional movement that stresses communication, collaboration, integration and automation in order to improve the flow of work between software developers and IT operations professionals. Improved workflows will result in an improved ability to design, develop, deploy and operate software and services faster. Register Today for the "DevOps Foundation Certification" and SAVE! DevOps Foundation Certification Class is run by the DevOps Institute, which brings enterprise level DevOps training and certification to the IT market. Working with thought leaders from the DevOps community, the IT ... (more)

Announcing @Plutora to Exhibit at @DevOpsSummit New York [#DevOps]

SYS-CON Events announced today that Plutora, Inc., the leading global provider of enterprise release management and test environment management SaaS solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Plutora provides enterprise release management and test environment SaaS solutions to clients in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Leading companies across a variety of industries, including financial services, telecommunications, retail, pharmaceutical and media, rely on Plutora's SaaS solutions to orchestrate releases and environments faster and with integrity. Please visit www.plutora.com to learn more about Plutora's enterprise Release and Test Environment SaaS Solutions. For more information, please visit http://www... (more)

Docker to Present at @DevOpsSummit New York | @Docker [#DevOps]

Orchestrating Distributed Deployments with Docker and Containers Thanks to Docker, it becomes very easy to leverage containers to build, ship, and run any Linux application on any kind of infrastructure. Docker is particularly helpful for microservice architectures because their successful implementation relies on a fast, efficient deployment mechanism - which is precisely one of the features of Docker. Microservice architectures are therefore becoming more popular, and are increasingly seen as an interesting option even for smaller projects, instead of being reserved to the largest, most complex application stacks. But those architectures bring a new set of challenges. Breaking down an application into many smaller components means that each individual piece is simpler and easier to reason with; but now we need something to tie all those pieces together. Orchestrati... (more)

Continuous Deployment: Are You Afraid It Might Work?

This is a republished blog post by Aaron Nichols. You can find Aaron's original article on his blog where he talks about Web Operations, Culture, Security & Startups. If you want to get in touch with Aaron you can find him on twitter! I've been wondering for a few years now, why it's so hard to get companies to prioritize the work that I feel is important. I mean, I'm telling you how to do it and you aren't listening - don't you want to build quality software? Would you listen to that argument? I wouldn't. Everybody has an opinion about how to do things, what makes one better than another? I think you should listen to me, but that's irrelevant I'm on my 4th SaaS company at this point. I'm starting early this time and hoping to steer things in the right direction. I feel like I've observed some good and some bad and some really ugly at this point and I have a pretty go... (more)

Gordon Haff Joins @DevOpsSummit New York Faculty [@GHaff #DevOps]

Containers: Don't Skeu Them Up. Use Microservices Instead Skeuomorphism usually means retaining existing design cues in something new that doesn't actually need them. However, the concept of skeuomorphism can be thought of as relating more broadly to applying existing patterns to new technologies that, in fact, cry out for new approaches. In his session at DevOps Summit, Gordon Haff, Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager at Red Hat, will discuss why containers should be paired with new architectural practices such as microservices rather than mimicking legacy server virtualization workflows and architectures. It's far more fruitful and useful to approach containers as something fundamentally new and enabling that's part and parcel of an environment including containerized operating systems, container packaging systems, container orchestration like K... (more)

More DevOps Stories Than All Others Combined By @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

SYS-CON Media announced today that 9 out of 10 " most read" DevOps articles are published by @DevOpsSummit Blog. Launched in October 2014, @DevOpsSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential. @DevOpsSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here DevOps Journal is focused on this essential enterprise IT topic and brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT ... (more)

Continuous Testing | @DevOpsSummit @Spirent #DevOps #Microservices

DevOps Continuous Testing Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Everyone talks about continuous integration and continuous delivery but those are just two ends of the pipeline. In the middle of DevOps is continuous testing (CT), and many organizations are struggling to implement continuous testing effectively. After all, without continuous testing there is no delivery. And Lab-As-A-Service (LaaS) enhances the CT with dynamic on-demand self-serve test topologies. CT together with LAAS make a powerful combination that perfectly serves complex software development and delivery pipelines. Software Defined Networks (SDNs) turns the network into a flexible configurable system of software components and connections that is powerful but presents new complexities and challenges for network software development, delivery and deployments. In his session at DevOps Summit, Marc Hornbee... (more)

Docker Load Balancing in @Rancher_Labs 0.16 By @LemonJet | @CloudExpo [#DevOps]

Docker Load Balancing Now Available in Rancher 0.16 Hello, my name is Alena Prokharchyk and I am a part of the software development team at Rancher Labs. In this article I'm going to give an overview of a new feature I've been working on, which was released this week with Rancher 0.16 - a Docker Load Balancing service. One of the most frequently requested Rancher features, load balancers are used to distribute traffic between docker containers. Now Rancher users can configure, update and scale up an integrated load balancing service to meet their application needs, using either Rancher's UI or API.  To implement our load balancing functionality we decided to use HAproxy, which is deployed as a contianer, and managed by the Rancher orchestration functionality. Read original blog post here. Visit Rancher Labs at @DevOpsSummit New York With Rancher's Load Balancing cap... (more)

Making Agile Real: The Zen of Continuous Delivery By @XebiaLabs | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Making Agile Real: The Zen of Continuous Delivery By Andrew Phillips Much of what is written about Continuous Delivery at present seems to revolve around technical challenges and technical choices: “Which is better: Puppet, Chef or Salt?”, “Should I use Jenkins, Go or XL Release?”, “How do I build a CD pipeline with containers?” etc. etc. If we’re looking at CD properly, though, this is the sideshow – an implementation detail at best. The real CD story is much bigger. Don’t get me wrong: as a technical kind of person, I can get very enthusiastic about the tech: there are a lot of cool tools and frameworks out there and the tooling landscape is expanding rapidly. Working with evolving technology is a lot of fun, and there are plenty of challenges to be solved around supporting Continuous Delivery at scale…which is why we develop XL Release, XL Deploy and XL Test. T... (more)